20 May 2013

Elliott safe says Warriors CEO

6:48 pm on 20 May 2013

The Warriors coach, Matt Elliott, appears to be safe in his job despite the side's poor performances in his first National Rugby League season with the club.

Under Elliott the Warriors have won just two of their ten games with their most recent loss a record-breaking 62-6 thrashing by the Penrith Panthers in Sydney on Saturday.

Elliott's predecessor, Brian McClennan, was sacked last year during his first season after six straight losses, but the Warriors' chief executive, Wayne Scurrah denies that sets a precedent.

He says Elliott came into the role late in the year and needs time to implement changes

Scurrah, called an emergency meeting on their return to Auckland in the wake of some players smiling and joking on the field after the match.

Scurrah won't say what was said in the meeting, but says the players' attitudes were not a good look after the humiliating defeat.